The Daily Record is proud to announce its 2013 Top 100 Women. Since 1996, we’ve recognized more than 1,000 high-achieving Maryland women who are making an impact through their leadership, community service and mentoring.
The winners include 19 new inductees into the Circle of Excellence, meaning they have won this award two previous times.
All winners are selected by an outside panel of business leaders based on professional accomplishment, community involvement and commitment to mentoring.
The Top 100 Women event will be held May 6 at the Meyerhoff in Baltimore.
The winners are (an asterisk next to a name indicates a Circle of Excellence inductee):
Hon. Theresa M. Adams, Circuit Court for Frederick County
Elaine Amir, Johns Hopkins Univ – Montgomery County
Carol A. Beatty, The Arc of Howard County
Michelle Bell, 1st Choice LLC
Cynthia A. Berman, Kramon & Graham P.A.
C. Diane Wallace Booker, US Dream Academy
Cynthia J. Boyle, UMES School of Pharmacy and Health Professions
*Elizabeth J. Buck, Buck Distributing Company Inc.
Denise B. Carnaggio, Harford County Office of Economic Development
Joana Carneiro da Silva, Institute for Genome Sciences at the University of Maryland School of Medicine
Margaret Carty, Maryland Library Association
Joan Davidson, The Sheridan Group
Karen S. Deeley, MacKenzie Commercial Real Estate Services LLC
*Roberta E. Dillow, Howard Community College Board of Trustees
Veronique Diriker, University of Maryland Eastern Shore
Valarie Dock, Bolana Enterprises Inc.
Brenda Doles, HealthCare Resolution Services Inc.
Dolores Dorsainvil, D.C. Office of Bar Counsel
Donna Easton, Easton Communications Group
Lorece V. Edwards, Morgan State University
Ruth Fry, Saul Ewing LLP
Meisha Grimes, Community College of Baltimore County
Amy Gross, The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation Inc.
Victoria L. Gruber, Office of the Senate President
*Teri M. Guarnaccia, Ballard Spahr LLP
Jennifer Gunner, Economic Alliance of Greater Baltimore
Marie S. Hartman, Hartman Executive Advisors
Mary Hastler, Harford County Public Library
Keiren Havens, Health Care for the Homeless Inc.
Mary Sapeta Helfrich, The Junior League of Baltimore
Sonja N. Hines, H & S Resources Corporation
Lisa A. Hall Johnson, Washington Gas Light Co.
*Kyri L. Jacobs, Bonnie Heneson Communications
Sharonda Johnson-Wilkes, SJ Wilkes LLC
Michele Judman, Wells Fargo
Patria de Lancer Julnes, University of Baltimore, School of Public & International Affairs
Susan Katz, The Growth Coach
*Karen Kauffman, University of Maryland School of Nursing
Janice Keene, Evergreen Heritage Center Foundation
Debbie A. Klis, Ballard Spahr LLP
Sheryl Davis Kohl, Beacon Staffing Alternatives Inc.
*Hon. Sherrie Lavine Krauser, Circuit Court for Prince George’s County
Sharon A. Kroupa, Venable LLP
Joyce A. Kuhns, Saul Ewing LLP
*Patricia McHugh Lambert, Pessin Katz Law P.A.
*Hon. Theresa Lawler, Baltimore County Orphans’ Court
*Andrea Leahy-Fucheck, Leahy & DeSmet LLC
Dr. Dawn J. Leonard, Northwest Hospital
Anne Y.F. Lin, Notre Dame of Maryland University School of Pharmacy
Michelle Lipkowitz, Saul Ewing LLP
Karen E. Lischick, The Palmer Foundation
Maravene S. Loeschke, Towson University
Marlene Mahipat, Mediquest LLC
*Sister Patricia Marie McCarron, Notre Dame Preparatory School
Brenda McChriston, Spectrum HR Solutions
*Content McLaughlin, McLaughlin Law Group
Ann B. Mech, University of Maryland School of Nursing
Denise K. Mersinger, Merrill Lynch
Barbara Messing, GBMC
Jeannette M. Mills, Baltimore Gas and Electric Co.
Kathleen Momme, United Way of the Lower Eastern Shore
Peggy Naleppa, Peninsula Regional Medical Center
Nancy Navarro, Montgomery County Council
Dr. Sandra Bruce Nichols, UnitedHealthcare
Doris J. Nipps, PenMar Development Corp.
Margaret Ann Nolan, Howard County Office of Law
Patricia Omaña, Entravision Communications (Univision)
Mary E. Owens-Southall, Coppin State University
*Sandy S. Pagnotti, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Baltimore
Necole Parker, The ELOCEN Group LLC
*Cynthia L. Perini,, Hendershot Financial Group
*Bonnie Lamdin Phipps, St. Agnes Healthcare/Ascension Health
Karen Pitsley, Transforming Architecture LLC
Colleen Pleasant-Kline, Miles & Stockbridge PC
Nancy Politsch, Wells Fargo
Karen L. Proudford, Morgan State University
*Eileen M. Rehrmann, Board of Appeals Maryland Unemployment Insurance
Barbara Resnick, University of Maryland School of Nursing
Dr. Tonja L. Ringgold, Maryland Higher Education Commission (MHEC)
Kimberly Y. Robinson, Funk & Bolton P.A.
Beth Rosenwald, RBC Wealth Management
Marianne Rowan-Braun, R Adams Cowley Shock Trauma Center
*Lisa Rowen, University of Maryland Medical Center
Jan Russell, Savage River Lodge
Dru Schmidt-Perkins, 1000 Friends of Maryland
Caroline Sherman, UHY Advisors Mid-Atlantic
Janet Simmons, Innovative Global Security Solutions LLC
*Darlene Smith, University of Baltimore, Merrick School of Business
Dana Stebbins, Melwood Horticultural Training Center
Bonnie B. Stein, PNC Bank
Karen Syrylo, Karen T. Syrylo, CPA
Deborah Scott Thomas, Data Solutions & Technology Inc.
Sandi Timmins, House of Ruth Maryland
*Hon. Leslie Smith Turner, Howard County Orphans’ Court
Donna Van Scoy, Law Office of Donna E. Van Scoy LLC
Maureen van Stone, Kennedy Krieger Institute
Alison Velez Lane, Campaign Train Group
*Kimberly Wagner, Steelehouse LLC
Cheryl Washington, East Baltimore Development Inc.
Cathy L. Yost, The Business Monthly